A powerful new Australian film is exposing the hidden world of slavery in South East Asia’s fishing industry.
In cinemas from September 26, Buoyancy tells the story of a 14-year-old Cambodian boy sold into slavery on a fishing trawler, and features an incredible debut from first-time actor Sarm Heng. His experiences depict the horrific brutality and misery suffered by so many men and boys on these floating jails.
This is a film everyone should see – especially given how many millions of dollars’ worth of seafood are imported into Australia every year.
Directed by Australian film-maker Rodd Rathjen, with Hagar Australia’s former CEO Kate Kennedy as executive producer, Buoyancy was recently featured at both the Melbourne and Berlin International Film Festivals, receiving the Ecumenical Jury Prize and coming in the top three films for the Panorama Audience Award in Berlin, and was a top five winner in the Melbourne International Film Festival Audience Awards.
For more details visit the film’s official website.